Belly Fat

I wanted to give you guys an update on our experience using Jamin Olivencia as a life coach. He’s been amazing, really helping my son, Lukas, find direction, among other things. Lukas looks forward to their Skype sessions and now considers him a good friend. If you need a life coach, I can wholeheartedly recommend him. Click HERE for more information. 

I also want to share an upcoming Channeling Erik event in Denver hosted by medium Raylene Nuañes. It’s going to be so exciting! Here’s the information:

Date of event: 7/7/17

Time: 1:00pm-6:20pm

Location: Holiday Inn Express Suites

Ticket cost: $200

What is included in the cost?

  • Goodie bags
    • Starter crystal kit
    • Palo Santo (cleansing agent)
  • Dinner will be provided

Working with Energy (1:00pm-2:00pm)

  • Setting protection
    • Learn how to set boundaries, set up protection around yourself, and the different types of protection
    • Learn how to feel crystal energy
    • Learn how to feel spirit energy

Break (2:00pm-2:10pm)

Working with Crystals (2:10pm-3:10pm)

  • Learn about the power of each crystal and what they do
  • Learn how to channel crystal energy
    • Become more sensitive to feeling its energy

Break (3:10-3:20pm)

Working with Divination Tools (3:20pm-4:20pm)

  • Learn how to use dowsing rods
  • Learn how to use tarot cards

Dinner (4:20pm-5:20pm)

  • Dinner will be provided

Ask Erik Hour (5:20pm-6:20pm)

  • Raylene will channel Erik for a full hour to answer questions

After Hours Fun (optional):

Get it to know other CE peeps and develop long lasting friendships after the event is over. The social after hours will take place right after the event is over in Raylene’s hotel room or in the vicinity of the hotel (depending on how big the group is). Please know that this will be a casual social hour separate from the event itself. Wine and fine spirits may be present, but not provided.

And now for today’s post!

Me: Okay, let’s talk about belly fat in men and women as they get older. The bane of my existence. Is there a spiritual basis for that? If so, how do you get rid of it? Please, please tell me, for the love of God and all things holy!

Erik (laughing): There’s definitely an energetic basis for it. Just like you hold on to belly fat, you hold on to energy that your body doesn’t need.

Me: Okay. Makes sense.

Erik: A lot of times, it’s constricting energy. It’s not like you’re holding on to it like you are with a teddy bear, because it brings comfort to you.

Jamie (laughing): He’s mimicking holding a teddy bear and petting its fur.

Erik: It’s mostly you’re holding onto it for fear that somebody might know who you are or figure you out.

Me: Oh!

Erik: So, it’s cover-up shit.

Me: Is it covering up a particular chakra? Is that what it is?

Erik (Emphatically): Absolutely. Congestion of the energetic highways and byways and chakras.

Me: Wow.

Erik: A great way to help handle that is –


Jamie: I was asking him, ‘Handle what? Be more clear.’

Erik: Blockages of energy—acupuncture. Then look into what the chakra provides, and then do what I say is so fucking important—emotional honesty.

Me: Oh, yeah.

Erik: Just, dude, get real. Get real with yourself. And then you’ll find that you won’t be walking around constricting those stomach muscles because you feel like they’re bulging too much. And then, of course, it relates to some of the physical things that you do such as diet. But diet really relates to how you give nutrition to yourself, which relates to how you love yourself.

Me: That’s true.

Erik: And exercise.

Me: Dammit.

Erik: Exercise relates to how comfortable you are in your body, which is also a spiritual thing. Some people get into a body and they don’t wanna move. They call those people stagnant.

Jamie (giggling): The way he said it was really funny.

Me: I don’t want to move anymore. I used to be an exercise nut, but now it’s like, ugh, I wish you hadn’t even mentioned the word, Erik. I hate you, Erik! And I was hoping you would say there’d be some chakra-cleansing thing I could do so I could eat like a pig and sit on the couch all day, but, no, you’re not going to let me slide on this one, are you?

Erik: No, I’m not. It ‘s not just how you treat yourself. It’s how you allow yourself to be treated in the environment. Everything is part of a whole. You can’t just focus on one area and expect the entire thing to heal. It’s like getting a silver platter, and it’s all old and fucked up, and you just polish a quarter size piece of it and expect the whole damn thing to look pretty.

Me: Yeah.

Erik: You know, it does affect the whole plate, but it’s not getting the plate to the level of polish that you want. You know, being a human being requires work. That’s why some of us fucking opt to get out of here.

Me (solemnly): Yeah.

Erik: We can’t logically and emotionally and physically do the work. We just can’t do it. But you can, Mom.

Me (reluctantly): Okay.

Erik: And Mom, when this gets bigger, you’re going to have to set more of an example.

Me: No pressure or anything. Will I have to go to the gym?

Erik: It’s awesome that you’re having this struggle, because you should write about this shit.

Me: What do you think I’m doing?

Erik: Nah, you don’t have to go to the gym or anything.

Me: Good, because I am NOT! Just saying. So, is there anything we can do on our own to get rid of belly fat at home, I mean, not get rid of it totally, but is there a starting exercise or something to help us clean up the energy?

Jamie: Yes, he’s already said it.

Erik: Yes. Yes! Dance. Dance to your favorite music.

Jamie (giggling): Donce! He says it really funny! Donce! It was something—rrraaa, da, da, da, da. Some Spanish thing.

I chuckle softly.

Jamie (to Erik): Nice accent, Erik!

Me: All right!

Erik: Thank you.

Jamie: Did he take Spanish?

Me: Well, yeah, but he was terrible at it, but his grandfather is from Spain, so maybe some of it rubbed off.

Jamie: Oh, I forgot about that! Yeah, he pulled out a killer accent. I don’t know what the hell he said though! He was saying, “Dance, woman, dance.”

Erik: Do this 20 minutes a day to your favorite music. I don’t care if it’s waltzing, tap, jazz, whatever. Get the whole body to move. The arms over the head, in any direction you want to go in. Just don’t hurt yourself. But it gets fresh oxygen into the muscles. It’s stretching the muscles. It’s getting your circulation to move, and when all of this happens, these are some of the physical elements that let the fat go, but also when you’re listening to your favorite music, you’re getting vibrational toning energetically, and you’re fucking happy.

Me: Wow!

Erik: You’re happy! Now, you just gotta train yourself to move to it for 20 minutes.

Me: Oh, god. Twenty whole minutes? But see, I don’t like music anymore. Ever since you died, Erik, I can’t stand to listen to it. Or read, except for when you first died, I read all about quantum physics, NDEs, proof of the afterlife and other things to figure out if you still existed and if you did, where you were. But I just can’t do it anymore. I just can’t.

(Long pause)

Me: I don’t know why.

Erik: That sucks for you.

Me (sadly): I know.

Erik: Because I like music, you can’t?

Me: No, I have no idea why. I truly don’t.


Jamie: I said, ‘Erik, do you know why?’ He looks at me, squints his eyes, and goes, “She’s taking one for the team.”


Jamie (to Erik): What team?

Erik: The Mom and Son team. It’s just a way for you to emotionally shut down.

Me: Ach, god. Okay.

Erik: That’s torture.

Me: Well, that doesn’t sound like emotional honesty.

Erik: No, and a lot of times, you’re not emotionally honest, and that’s because you don’t know that you’re not. You know what I’m saying?

Me: Oh, yeah.

Erik: If you know it, you’re saying it.

Me: Yeah, of course. I’m a blabbermouth. I share everything about my life. TMI usually. Jamie knows that.

Jamie laughs hard. She knows only too well.

Erik: Way to compliment yourself, Mom.

I’m not sure if he’s being sarcastic or not.

Me: It is true, though. So, anything that’s a little more practical than dancing in front of everybody like a complete fool?

Erik: It doesn’t have to be in front of everybody. It can be completely by yourself.

Me: I’m never by myself!

Erik: Well, that shit’s pretty practical.

Honestly, what I really want him to say is, “Get some birch branches, sprinkle them with snake oil (which is readily available on Amazon) and say the following incantations. Then, voila, your belly fat will be gone.

Me (disappointed): Okay. Well, fine. So, that’s pretty much it?

Erik: Yeah.

Me: Okay.


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  • Sky Yozenko

    Drink pure green tea

  • Marla Richter

    It’s my understanding that the body slows down after 50 and that we hold onto the extra weight so that we don’t starve. Of course in modern times it doesn’t make sense but back when you had to grow your own food or kill your food and you got two weeks to do that all the time you’d have to go without. As far as dancing goes that’s a good idea My husband and I have ballroom dance for years. You might try listening to a different type of music like the old-fashioned 40s 50s and 60s that you could dance to. Maybe you’ll like music once again. Although I don’t have the same sadness you do I find that I don’t like music as much as I used to so Maybe it’s more about just getting older. Go to your local parks and recreation and see if they have a beginners dance class and have some fun with it. I hope this helps you

    • Marla Richter

      Correcting error. I mean too weak to gather or hunt for food.

    • Great idea

  • Kristi

    Dance with Arleen. I dance often with my children and I become instantly happy and when they’re not around get out a holahoop and challenge yourself to be young and silly again. It’ll make you feel good and you lose belly fat just having plain simple fun.
    Thanks for the post, Elisa !

    • Great idea. Easton loves to dance too. Any time music is playing and even when my coffee machine is grinding beans or my trash compactor is working, he’s dancing.

  • T Diaz

    There’s belly fat and there’s belly fat, you know? If you’re over 50, have had multiple children like you have, Elisa, I think it’s reasonable to expect a little belly fat without spending tons of time and $ on trainers and procedures like actors and celebrities do. From seeing you in vlogs, like the ones in Ireland last year (vs. from the torso up in CE interview vids), I don’t think you have much to worry about! I love that Erik says to dance. Whenever I go out and dance, I lose at least a pound because if I really like the music, I just don’t leave the dance floor except to run back to my table, gulp down some water, and get back out there again I’ve been out of my usual routine of mini-trampoline that I sometimes do to music. This is inspiring me to get back into it. Thanks for that, Erik!

  • Nehaa

    Whats a life coach Elisa? What do they help with?

    • They help you with anything in your life: direction, career, relationships, etc.

  • Marq.

    I often find myself dancing around the lounge room after a few red wines in the evening.
    Sometimes to music that only I can hear :-).
    My wife just ignores me unless I’m a threat to the furniture…
    May not be shifting weight because of the wine, but what the hell!…
    Might even be calorie nuetral?…
    A few Elvis moves,..a little Michal Jackson, all held together with a litte S.D. junior Mr Bo Jangles tap dancing…
    I dont twirl so much these days.
    I’ts a sure way to crash into the walls..
    You are loved…


  • Alphonso de Barbo

    Elisa,don’t give up hope!
    You can do it!
    Like Scarlett said, “Tomorrow is another day!”

    • Kickboxing is getting me there! This was an old post so I’m better!

  • Mauigirl

    Another suggestion; Miranda Esmonde White does a 20-25 min program on PBS, and also has DVDs you can purchase on her website, called Classical Stretch. She just has you stretching and moving and doing exactly what Erik described here, and works through the entire body. It’s easy and enjoyable, and quick. Perfect for when I don’t feel up to the gym.

  • Matty

    Dang, this was quite a poignant one!

    I love music, but if I’m depressed as hell, I find I dont want to hear it. I’m also afraid I’ll associate the song with the way I’m feeling at that moment, rather than being cheered up by it.

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